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Oh, the irony, parking bikes right by the sign stating what not to do on the tennis courts in Rumsey Park. Obeying rules is also a mark of bike safety and following regulations put in place for good reason. In this case, protecting the surface of the tennis courts.

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Payson has high rate of car-bicycle accidents

Pedal carefully on your bicycle warns the Payson Police Department. Payson has nearly five times the rate of bicycle-motor vehicle crashes compared with Prescott, which is many times larger. There have been several minor bicycle versus motor vehicle accidents recently in the Payson area and dozens more close calls. While historical data suggests motorists are often at fault in these wrecks, officers are also seeing bicyclists failing to yield. Payson Police Chief Don Engler said he has received multiple calls from motorists who have narrowly missed bikers as they pulled out of a driveway or onto the highway.

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